Chicks with Sticks Percussion Ensemble Directed by Ian Alvarez. This ensemble of all female marimba players is sure to delight with an eclectic selection of material from various traditions played on marimbas.
J.S. Bach Little Fugue in G Minor W.A. Mozart Overture from the Marriage of Figaro Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in F Major Mvt.1 William Richardson Transmigration Thomas Gauger Gainsborough Stephen Primatic Three Shades of "C" Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Keva Vaughan-McMorrow will play her newly composed work, "Antarctic Sights" for piano (Keva). celesta (played by Lisa Maria d"Acquila,) thunder tube Mackenzie Alvarez) and penguin track, with video which was inspired by the composer's travels to Antarctica with her son in January of 2013. The music is characterized by themes of zodiac travel, wildlife, cracking of glaciers and of course, penguins!
David Frank, Clarinet and Keva Vaughan-McMorrow, Piano will play: Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger. His works revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles. Bela Kovacs Shalom-alekhem, rov Feidman! is a wild Klezmer Sabbath celebration work, with rustic clarinet tones and colorful tempo changes.
Percussionists Ian Alvarez, Kurt Cheever, and pianists Keva Vaughan-McMorrow Lisa Maria d'Acquila will play movements from the Bela Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. The Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110, BB 115 is a musical piece written by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók in 1937. It was premiered by him and his second wife, Ditta Pásztory-Bartók, with the percussionists Saul Goodman and Henry Deneke, at the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) anniversary concert of 16 January 1938 in Basel, Switzerland, where it received enthusiastic reviews. It has since become one of Bartók's most performed works.
David Frank, clarinet. David hales from Illinois, but has resided in Seattle since 1985, and is a physician specializing in emergency medicine. He plays chamber music frequently, and also performs in the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the World Doctors Orchestra.
2 pieces planned: Bela Kovacs (b. 1937) "Sholem-alekhem, rov Feidman". Hungarian born Bela Kovacs has been the long standing professor of clarinet at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and writes this klezmer piece using a number of Hebrew melodies in the style of the great klezmer clarinetist Giora Feidman.
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) "Oblivion". Argentina's famous composer and bandoneon player is known for dramatically exploring the tango style of his homeland, and "Oblivion" is a well known example
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